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Lance Lynn’s Home Debut Headlines White Sox Rotation Plans vs. Blue Jays

The big right-hander will take the mound in the series opener against Toronto.

Lance Lynn Grin Smile Chicago White Sox Starting Rotation Toronto Blue Jays
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On Monday, the Chicago White Sox will return home from a six-game road trip to host the Toronto Blue Jays. This afternoon, Tony La Russa shared his plans for the White Sox starting rotation in that series.

Monday: Lance Lynn

Lance Lynn will make his first home start of 2022 in the series opener against Toronto. The big right-hander made his season debut Monday in Detroit. He allowed three runs on 10 hits and struck out four across 4.1 innings.

While Lynn wasn’t as sharp on the mound as he would have liked, he did provide a bit of a spark in the dugout. His spirited exchange with third base coach Joe McEwing and subsequent joking explanation made for a memorable moment to begin the White Sox road trip.

Tuesday: Dylan Cease

Dylan Cease will look to employ sharper command when his turn in the rotation comes up against the Blue Jays. The 26-year-old got the win and struck out eight but allowed an uncharacteristic seven hits to the Tigers on Wednesday.

On the season, Cease owns a 5-3 record, 2.91 ERA, and 2.78 FIP while leading Chicago White Sox pitchers with 97 strikeouts. He did not face Toronto when the White Sox got swept north of the border at the beginning of the month, so perhaps he will fare better at keeping the Jays’ bats at bay.

Wednesday: Lucas Giolito

The subject of enhanced scrutiny lately, Lucas Giolito will look to right the ship in the series finale against the Blue Jays.

Over his last four starts, the righty has a 1-3 record, 8.71 ERA, and a 1.090 OPS against. Giolito’s most recent underwhelming outing came Friday in Houston as he allowed a season-high eight earned runs in five-plus innings pitched.

As for this matchup, the Blue Jays have already roughed up the California native once this season. Giolito allowed six runs on eight hits and picked up the loss on May 31 in Toronto. The so-called White Sox “ace” simply needs to be better moving forward in order to live up to that billing.

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